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Posted: 9/28/2001 8:42:17 PM EDT
I'm currently contemplating a weatherby SVS (super varmint master) in .223. Any good experiences about this model or the weatherby line as a whole?
Link Posted: 9/28/2001 8:45:54 PM EDT
Weatherby = Jennings .22 Marlin is like the HK of pistols.
Link Posted: 9/28/2001 8:51:35 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Floater: Weatherby = Jennings .22 Marlin is like the HK of pistols.
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Please explain.[rolleyes]
Link Posted: 9/28/2001 8:53:26 PM EDT
Originally Posted By 455SD:
Originally Posted By Floater: Weatherby = Jennings .22 Marlin is like the HK of pistols.
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Please explain.[rolleyes]
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Sarcasum! heh, sorry...
Link Posted: 9/28/2001 8:55:51 PM EDT
Definitely overpriced,but they are trying to compete lately. Not junk. cpermd
Link Posted: 9/28/2001 9:14:30 PM EDT
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I have a Wby MKV in .378 Wby Mag. Well made, accurate rifle. Bought it used, 3 previous owners, [b]1[/b] box of ammo shot thru it. What can I say, I wanted 300 grains at 3000+fps.[:D] [img]wsphotofews.excite.com/038/jk/Om/Zm/kQ10173.jpg[/img] For the money though, you could probably do better in a bolt action .223.
Link Posted: 9/28/2001 9:41:59 PM EDT
Link Posted: 9/28/2001 9:51:43 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/28/2001 9:51:35 PM EDT by brouhaha]
Link Posted: 9/28/2001 9:59:21 PM EDT
Is it a "real" Weatherby or is it a Howa with a Weatherby name on it? What country is it made in?
Link Posted: 9/29/2001 2:03:32 AM EDT
Weatherby may be expensive but they are not junk. I have one of their light weights in 270 and it is an excellent piece of work. Synthetic stock with stainless fluted barrel. Fit and finish is spot on. Less than 6 lbs. without scope. Shoots Hornady 130 gr. SST bullets pushed with H4831SC into the nicest little groups. Now, have I ever killed a deer with this rifle that I would not have killed if I was using another brand rifle? Definately not. You buy what you like, unless there is something wrong with the rifle one brand name will kill as fine as the other. Tuco
Link Posted: 9/29/2001 3:33:35 AM EDT
Originally Posted By brouhaha: Is that image reversed or is it a left hander? Judging by the position of the knobs and lens cover button, I'd say it's a left hander.
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Link Posted: 9/29/2001 4:53:54 AM EDT
I have a Ultramark V in .300 Weatherby made in Japan. Beautiful fit and finish and very accurate even with handloads.
Link Posted: 9/29/2001 6:53:03 AM EDT
Definitely pricey - probably worth it though -my uncle has a couple of 'em he got through The Bank of Boulder Colorado through some deal where you give 'em a grand they send you a gun and 15 years later they send you your grand back(don't quote me exactly on the details of this deal) - they are nice looking-excellent fit & finish and very accurate. Ammo is real pricey-$25-$50/box of 20 rounds-you probably want to buy a set of dies and SAVE all your brass to reload. Finnbear out
Link Posted: 9/29/2001 8:21:07 AM EDT
My brother just bought an SVS last month in .22-250. My first thought was OPPOS, but after seeing it and shooting it I must say I was impressed. His is made in the USA and our first attempts to sight in the rifle at 50yrds it made a very small three shot cloverleaf. My brother is now in love with the darn thing. If it is the rifle you want, go for it.
Link Posted: 9/29/2001 10:17:03 AM EDT
From what I have seen, they are good rifles. But, except for the adjustable trigger, I do not think they really are really superior to Sakos, Remingtons, Winchesters, etc.
Link Posted: 9/29/2001 10:36:10 AM EDT
Overpriced? Yes. But that Super VArmint master has some serious features like a Kreiger Barrel. However, for what they want youd be better off with a Rem 700 varmint at half the cost.
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